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I am a daughter,wife,mother,and friend. As well as an addicted reader. I reviewed for a website magazine for 7yrs before starting my own blog so I could devote more time to my family and our business.

God Loves Me, My First Bible by Susan Elizabeth Beck~~~a review

God Loves Me, My First BibleGod Loves Me, My First Bible by Susan Elizabeth Beck

 

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Board book: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz; Brdbk edition (September 5, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310759315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310759317
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 7.2 inches

The children came to Jesus

Who hugged them in his arms.

He blessed them, and he said a prayer

To keep them from all harm.

It’s never too early for little ones and toddlers to learn that—“God loves me!”

The God Loves Me, My First Bible contains simple, rhyming verses about Bible characters and important lessons about God’s love for his children. Parents and children will enjoy reading each story that emphasizes the overriding theme of the Bible: God loves his world, his people, and me!

My Thoughts

 

God Loves Me, My First Bible is a cute first bible for young kids. This would be a cute gift for a new parent to read along with their child. The words are easy to understand and the stories are told in a rhyming manner which make it easy for young children to understand and enjoy. You need to understand that these are just quick short easy to read “poems” that tell only a short basic idea of several stories from the Bible. These are not meant to give a new reader the whole story only to give them a basic idea of what the story may be about. For a more detailed telling you will need to read from a Child’s Bible or an adult Bible. But to start a young child on the path to learning more I do think this would be a wonderful gift. The cover is very colorful with glittery images and a texture that is easy to feel. The illustrations are colorful and easy to understand without any gory or distasteful imagery for young eyes to see.

This is a well made board book with a puffy cover and each page is made of a sturdy construction and would be easy for little hands to turn and touch. I do think this would be an easy book for young readers handle and to clean up any messes made on them.

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Reviewed by: WendyK

Rating: 4

No Heat Rating

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May the Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers by Susan Collins Thoms & Robert Dunn~~~~a review

May the Faith Be With You: Bedtime PrayersMay the Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers by Susan Collins Thoms

 

  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Board book: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz; Brdbk edition (September 26, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310758734
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310758730

 

A Mighty God

No comet moves as fast as God,

No star can blaze as bright.

No planet in the universe

Can match his awesome might.

 

God is the source of everything,

Creator of us all.

He made and blessed this whole wide world,

All creatures great and small.

May the Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers is filled with colorful, space-themed art and fifteen simple prayers for children to read with their parents at bedtime or anytime. This padded cover board book even glows in the dark!


My Thoughts

I received a copy of this book for my honest thoughts.
I have to say I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand it is cute, it does make you think space and star wars and I can see how that would appeal to some. On the other hand it’s a bible I would pick up for my own children. I feel like it tries too hard to follow current “fads” and trends vs staying true to the word of God. Don’t get me wrong with each prayer there is a bible verse. But also images that speak of well space and space exploration. I can see this book appealing to young kids but I would temper it with helping them to understand what each bible verse means and exploring more of God’s word. It says it’s a Glow in the Dark book, I haven’t tried that yet but I will. It is a cute book if used the proper way and as an introduction to God’s word. I might would give it to young child who is struggling with understanding science and it’s place in learning God’s word. But I would NOT let this be the only young reader prayer book or board book they have.

The book seems to be well made and would be easy to clean off and care for. The book is a board book therefore you do not have pages that you will worry about tearing. The price IMHO is responsible for the quality of the product.

Reviewed by WendyK

Rating: 3

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TOTALLY HIS By Erin Nicholas

Totally His (Opposites Attract #3)Totally His by

Erin Nicholas

Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Expected publication: October 31st 2017 by Forever
ISBN: 1455539724 (ISBN13: 9781455539727)

 

From Goodreads:

Actress Sophie Birch is used to having to look out for herself. So when her theater catches fire and a big guy scoops her up into his arms to save her, she’s going to fight every step of the way. Even if he’s a cop. And really sexy. And his arms feel oh-so-good.

Finn Kelly can’t help but appreciate how good the woman in his arms looks in her sexy pink lingerie. Even if she’s currently resisting arrest.

But as the two get to know each other, they’re both surprised by the things Finn is willing to do to get closer to her. And when Sophie’s estranged father arrives in town and starts causing trouble, the stage is set for disaster…unless Finn can convince her that, for once in her life, she has someone to lean on.

My Thoughts

This is book 3 in the Opposites Attract series from author Erin Nicholas. I haven’t read the previous two titles but certainly will after reading this great book. I loved Sophie and Finn! Their interactions are funny, engaging and HOT. Add in the sweetness that Finn and his family brings to the story and TOTALLY HIS is an outstanding romance story that’s full of family, love, and learning to let people be who they are. I absolutely loved the heat that Finn and Sophie share, but more than that I loved fact that it wasn’t just a story about two people it was a story about family, even the imperfect ones. Watching Sophie find her place to belong within a big family but also understand that hers wasn’t perfect but it still meant something. Fans of big families, hot romances, and great realistic imperfect characters will adore Totally His. I have to warn that once you find Erin Niholas’s stories you’ll be eager to read all of her books. I can’t wait to go back and read the first two! Highly Recommended!!!!

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: Mild

Source: Netgalley review book

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Setting Off Sparks by Jennifer Bernard

Happy Release Day to author Jennifer Bernard

Setting Off Sparks by Jennifer Bernard

OUT TODAY
ASIN: B0727R2KVF

 

USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to the town readers are falling in love with…

In one fiery moment, Finn Abrams went from cocksure firefighter to scarred survivor. Now all he wants is to put his life together again, get back on a hotshot crew, and figure out exactly what happened to him during the Big Canyon burnover. He never expected to be knocked off his feet by a gorgeous, no-nonsense stranger to Jupiter Point—the one woman who seems completely immune to his famous charm.

Coolly practical, Lisa Peretti knows she won’t be in Jupiter Point for long. As an ER nurse in Houston, she helped a friend escape a dangerous situation. Now she’s hiding out in the little town, determined to keep a low profile. The last thing she needs is attention, especially in the form of the tabloid-starring, actress-dating, too-sexy-for-his-own-good Finn Abrams.

Still, Lisa can’t resist someone who needs her help. As long as she can keep her distance, working with the local hero as he recovers from his burns should be no problem, right?

Wrong. When danger follows Lisa to Jupiter Point, she’s startled to find Finn ready, willing, and more than able to come to her rescue. Add to that a meddling movie crew, some kindhearted locals, and her own unruly heart, and Lisa quickly loses any shot at keeping her feelings under cover.

Fire season in Jupiter Point is always smokin’ hot…but this time it’s going to be Setting Off Sparks.

My Thoughts

Fans of Jennifer Bernard’s Jupiter Point Series know that this series is full of HOT men and the women who make them sweat. I always wanted to know Finn’s story from book one, Set the Night on Fire. We learned a bit about Finn in each story, but with SETTING OFF SPARKS, we finally get his full story. I have to say I was surprised and delighted with SETTING OFF SPARKS. Not only is Finn’s full story something fans will adore, it’s heartrendingly touching. Add to that Lisa and her story….and well you get a book that will have you so eager to turn the page and yet dreading the final sentence. I loved how these two interacted, their reactions were realistic and completely believable. The heat between them doesn’t feel forced or faked in any way and makes you smile as you witness their romance. There are a couple of stories going on around Lisa and Finn. Finn’s back story, the reason he did what he did, and Lisa’s reasons for even being in Jupiter Point. Then you have the romance building between Lisa and Finn, and the movie that’s being filmed. It sounds like a lot of characters and stories but it all works so very well together that you forget it’s actually a book and feel like you are part of the story. I hated to see this story end. I so wanted to keep reading more about Lisa and Finn and the rest of Jupiter Point! Fans of Jennifer Bernard know that her stories always deliver fun, steam, a little suspense, and tons of great characters. If you are new to Jennifer Bernard and Jupiter Point, I think you are in for a HUGE treat. This story will melt your heart and leave you eager for more. I can’t wait to see what’s next in Jupiter Point it’s sure to be a scorcher!

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: Steamy
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Reunited with the P.I. by Anna J. Stewart…..a review

Reunited with the P.I. (Honor Bound #2)Reunited with the P.I. by Anna J. Stewart

publication: May 9th 2017 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 0373402120 (ISBN13: 9780373402120)

 

 

Summary from Goodreads:

In this Honor Bound romance, a perilous change of heart looms for two former lovers…

Exactly why should P.I. Vince Sutton take his ex-wife’s case? Because she, assistant district attorney Simone Armstrong, put his brother in jail? Because the ambitious spitfire still drives him crazy? No, he’ll take it because -The Avenging Angel- makes him a deal he can’t refuse. Sparks fly when Vince works all-too-closely with Simone to locate her missing key witness…but in the process, they are drawn into a cold case. As much as he tries, Vince can’t deny that he’s never gotten over beautiful Simone, but can he admit his feelings to her–and himself? And can he save her from the danger that’s heading their way?

My Thoughts

Wow. That’s my first thought after reading REUNITED WITH THE P.I. This is part of the Honor Bound series and follows MORE THAN A LAWMAN. However you do not have to read MORE THAN A LAWMAN to follow Reunited with the P.I. I will say that I think there are things within this story that will draw you to read the first book and to continue reading this series, there’s more going on than just a romance! Fans of Harlequin’s Romantic Suspense line know these are great suspenseful books, but REUNITED WITH THE P.I. also has a lot of emotional pull. The characters are well written and realistic. The story pulls you in from page one and doesn’t let go, even after the last page is turned. I’ve been thinking about this story for days. I want more honestly. I want to see these characters again. I can’t wait for Simone’s friend Allie to get her own story. And now I want to read MORE THAN A LAWMAN. There is a mystery written within REUNITED WITH THE P.I. that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This series, Honor Bound, does have a connected story-line that unites the characters and stories. One that will have you eager to read all the stories and ready for the next story to arrive. Highly recommend Anna J. Stewart’s REUNITED WITH THE P.I. to anyone seeking a great romance with a suspenseful story and characters that leave you feeling as if you know them. This was one of those perfect reads that had it all and left you wanting more. Now if only Ms. Stewart would write faster so I can get my hands on the next story I’d be good. A perfect Keeper Shelf story!

Rating: 5

Heat Rating: Mild
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Burn So Bright by Jennifer Bernard….a review

Burn So Bright (Jupiter Point, # 2)Burn So Bright by Jennifer Bernard

Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published December 13th 2016
ASIN: B01N954U1I

 

Summary from Goodreads:

USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to Jupiter Point–where sparks are starting to fly…

Wildfire “hotshot” Josh Marshall is all about fun, firefighting and flirting. But ever since his crew got trapped in a burnover, he’s been plagued with recurring nightmares. It’s not just the fire haunting him – it’s an ongoing family drama that’s kept him determined to stay strictly unattached. Now that’s all changing—but is it thanks to that near-death experience or his attraction to the sexy, fascinating, engaged Suzanne Finnegan?

Suzanne, honeymoon-planner extraordinaire, knows exactly what she wants: marriage and a stable home like the one her family lost in the financial crash. Her fiancé Logan fits the bill perfectly, unlike the distracting, live-for-the-moment Josh Marshall. Sure, her chemistry with Josh is insane and Logan is way more focused on his work than their relationship. But she has a plan, and she’s sticking to it.

Except fate has a way of making plans go up in smoke.

When Suzanne’s fiancé goes MIA at the worst possible time, Josh saves the day. Then the heartbreakingly handsome firefighter gets badly hurt saving one of his crewmates in a wildfire, and Suzanne finds herself coming to his rescue. Jupiter Point’s real-life hero is fast becoming a partner she can truly count on—even if she knows it can never last.
Still, if they’re all wrong for each other, why does it feel so right? Because there’s simply no ignoring sparks that Burn So Bright.

My Thoughts

WOW! I have read every book Jennifer Bernard has written and I have to say she just keeps getting better and better. I fell in love with Josh when I read the first Jupiter Point book, SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE. He’s such a fun character, and always makes every scene he’s actually in better. I loved the heroine, Suzanne, from the first book as well. But Josh I think steals the show each and every time. Together they are a pair you just can’t help but root for. Watching them clash, and interact is awesome. I love small town romances, feeling like you are part of the town, connecting with more than just a few characters, it’s all so very appealing to me. BURN SO BRIGHT is one of the best books I’ve read this year. The setting is engaging, the characters are realistic and fun, the writing it outstanding and the overall storyline leaves you smiling and wanting more. This is one of those can’t put down, why does it have to end reads that will leave you eager for more. I can’t wait to see what Jupiter Point has to offer next! Please write faster Ms. Bernard, I need to visit Jupiter Point again and soon. Highly Recommended!

Reviewed by WendyK
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: Hot
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Set the Night on Fire by Jennifer Bernard…a review

Set the Night on Fire (Jupiter Point, #1)Set the Night on Fire by Jennifer Bernard

Kindle Edition, 249 pages
Published September 28th 2016 by Jennifer Bernard
ASIN:B01KS6W3HI

Summary from Goodreads:

USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard is back with a brand new series about the wild and sexy firefighters of Jupiter Point.

The town bad boy is back to clear his name

Firefighter Sean Marcus left Jupiter Point in disgrace, but now he’s coming home to clear his name. As the man in charge of setting up the new Jupiter Point Hotshots wildfire crew, he’s out to prove he’s no longer the troubled boy who fled after a night of violence. He’s back for one reason only–and it isn’t to fall in love.

The town sweetheart has a secret

Evie McGraw has never spoken about that night. But she can’t escape it, especially now that her brother’s wild friend Sean is back. Rugged, sexy and irresistible, he’s the only one who knows what happened. Evie put her life on hold to protect her family, but now, she has to make a choice. Keep silent…or put her heart on the line and let Sean help heal the past?

My Thoughts

Wow what a great beginning. I love how Ms. Bernard pulls you into the characters stories, not just the romance but their whole lives. The setting is so realistically written I want to visit. With Set The Night on Fire we are introduced to a new team of smoke jumpers, and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Bernard has in store for this team, men and women, next. Fans of great writing with a romance that’s hot but also touches on some strong and tough emotions will be thrilled with this read. I recommend you plan to read this one in one setting. It’s a keeper shelf book. I can’t wait for the next story! Write faster Ms. Bernard, write faster!

Reviewed by WendyK

Rating: My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: Hot

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Into the Flames by Jennifer Bernard…a review

Into the Flames by Jennifer Bernard

Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Expected publication: March 14th 2017
ISBN13: 9781945944154

 

 

 

 

 

Summary from Goodreads:
From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard…sometimes the only way forward is into the flames …

To his wildfire hotshot crew, he’s Rollo–firefighter, loyal friend, lifesaver. To his family, he’s Rollington Wareham III, black sheep and heir to a banking fortune. But now that he’s turned thirty, Rollo knows his days of firefighting and freedom are over. He has responsibilities. Duties. Goodbye hotshots, hello boardroom—and a socially acceptable bride. This is absolutely the worst time to realize just how sexy and adorable his good friend Brianna is.

Put her in a garden with some plants, and Brianna Gallagher knows just what to do. Send her on a date with an attractive man and things get awkward. Epically awkward. It’s a good thing she and Rollo are such great friends. It would be a total disaster if she started noticing his ripped physique and sculpted muscles. Kissing him is a definite no-no. As for falling into bed … well, that might be okay as long as they both know it’s a limited time deal. She doesn’t belong in his world, and he can’t stay in hers. No matter how much she’s falling for him.

But fate has a way of changing people’s plans. When a family crisis follows Rollo to Jupiter Point, he turns to the one woman he trusts above all others. Throw in a disastrous visit to Manhattan, a bride hunt, and the world’s most awkward crush, and it will take a miracle to bring them together. Or a shocking event that puts Brianna’s life at risk …

My Thoughts
OMG OMG OMG!!! This is Rollo’s story and what a wonderful story it is. I love Rollo. He’s just so big and sweet. Ms. Bernard has written a story that at turns is sweet, funny, sexy, and above all emotional. There are so many things about this story I loved, the characters, the story-line, the passion, the action, there’s even a touch of mystery to this one. Fans of this series have already meet Rollo, however if you are new to the series, don’t worry you’ll still love him. He’s a guy caught between two worlds, the world he loves, his Firefighter crew, and the world he was born into, the world of wealth and privilege that leaves him frustrated and angry. I loved watching Rollo find his place between these two worlds and falling in love with his best friend, Brianna. Brianna is a fun character, she’s strong, but also unsure of herself. I love that Rollo loves her as she is and doesn’t want her to be anyone else or to change. Brianna is the ultimate tomboy. And she has a crush on someone else. Watching her realize that the crush was just that and didn’t really mean anything as she realized her feelings for Rollo was such fun. If you are new to Jennifer Bernard this is a great book to start with. You will not be lost but you will want to read the previous books, just because they are great reads. INTO THE FLAMES is book 3 in the Jupiter Point series. I’m so eager to see what’s next for this series. I highly recommend this one to EVERYONE!

Reviewed by: WendyK

Rating: My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: Hot

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When a Rogue Loves a Woman by Samantha Holt~~~a review

When a Rogue Loves a WomanWhen a Rogue Loves a Woman

by Samantha Holt

Paperback, 190 pages
Published: February 3rd 2017
ISBN: 1542912008 (ISBN13: 9781542912006)

 

(Summary From Goodreads)

Notorious rogue, Lord Nathaniel Kingsley always tended to leap without thinking. Becoming a smuggler, adopting a sheep, getting engaged to Miss Patience Grey…

Patience has no need for a fiancé, or a husband. For once in her life, she wants to prove she’s just as good as a man and she does not need Nathaniel Kingsley getting in her way. With her brother injured, it is up to her to continue her family’s work…and that means tracking down a French spy and ensuring said spy will turn.

Unfortunately, no one believes she can do it alone. Which is where Nathaniel comes in.

Nate is happy to be of service. Why pass up the opportunity to repay an old friend, especially with a little intrigue along the way? Find the spy, play escort to Patience, return home to continue smuggling. Easy.

Or at least it would be if the stubborn Patience would let him do his job. The breeches-wearing woman is determined to do it all alone and, he has to admit, there’s something quite distracting about a woman in men’s clothes.

Can he keep his attention from her long enough to complete their mission and persuade Patience to let him do his job and protect her? A job he’s beginning to find he’s enjoying a lot more than he thought he would…

My Thoughts

Oh Wow! What a great historical romance. I loved that the heroine, Patience, isn’t perfect. She’s just herself, she doesn’t how to be anyone else. I did love that she finally accepted that being a “woman” is not a weakness but she still planed to be the toyboy she always was. I loved that Lord Nate accepts Patience and falls in love with, just as she is! He’s not worried about changing her because he falls for the person she is. I loved that about this story. Fans of Ms. Holt are in for a treat. WHEN A ROGUE LOVES A WOMAN is fun, witty, sweet and full of love. A great read! I highly recommend this one to fans of historical romances. Can’t wait to read more from Ms. Holt.

Reviewed by WendyK

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: Mild
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